Supermarket probe now to consider suppliers

Davies, Isabel
June 2006
Farmers Weekly;6/23/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 25, p7
Trade Publication
The article reports on an investigation of the local grocery trade by the British Competition Commission. Competition problems in the sector is the focus of the government inquiry. The impact of the supermarket code of practice on the relations between grocery retailers and their suppliers will also be included in the inquiry. John Kinnaird, president of the National Farmers Union Scotland, expresses his happiness over the inclusion of the treatment of supermarkets on their suppliers and its effects on consumers in the investigation.


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